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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 6th April

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle saw a better show forward selling to a sharper trade with buyers starting to look for summering cattle. Black and Whites were harder to place this week.

Topping the sale today was a pen of Limousin Bullocks selling to £1400 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse. Native Cattle were, once again, good to sell at Lancaster with a pen of Aberdeen Angus Bullocks selling to £1270 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens.

Heifers sold to £1270 from J & R Waller, Killington selling a pair of British Blues.

Black and Whites sold to £1120 from TE & AG Galbraith, Crooklands who also sold others to £1090.

The next sale of Store cattle at Lancaster will take place on Friday 13th April 2018, Entries to the Office by 2pm Monday

OTM Cattle

A bumper entry of Cast Cows saw 131 go under the gavel with a good show forward selling to a sharp trade. An overall market average of 128p/kg was achieved.

The sale saw Cast Cows sell to 179.5p/kg for a British Blue from W & T Danson, Pilling.

Black and White Cows sold to a top of 159.5p/kg from S Kellet & Son, Pilling. Cast Heifers sold to 171.5p/kg for Black and Whites from R & V Walmsley, Cockerham.

There was a few Cast Bulls in the market today which saw Friesian Bulls sell to 169.5p/kg from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale.

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of calves saw a larger entry forward selling to the sharpest trade seen for some time. All breeds were eagerly bid for with buyers now looking for calves.

The trade topped at £450 and £435 for British Blue Bulls from J & G Thornley, Kirkham closely followed by £310 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. British Blue Heifers topped at £355 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Angus Bull calves sold to £325 from RT Halhead , Cockerham.

Weaned Black and White bull calves sold to £270 and £220 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with Black and Whites on milk selling to £160 and £120 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale.All black and whites forward averaged £86.05.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS

LIMOUSIN: £1400 Upper Foxholes; £1300 Old Glasson Farm; £1200 Intack Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1270 Low Levens; £1260 New Elmridge Farm; £1190 New Parkside Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1270 Hallbeck; £1140 Green Close; £1110 Wood Nook Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1200 Cragg Farm; £1090 Lathwaite Farm. WELSH BLACK: £1170 Cragg Farm. HEREFORD: £1160 Raw Head; £1150 New Parkside Farm; £1140 Foredales Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1150 Low Groves Farm; £1100 Low Dubbs Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: £1140 Foredales Farm. FRIESIAN: £1120 Crooklands Farm; £970 Grizdale; £920 Hallbeck. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: £1100 Littlewood Hall Farm.

STORE HEIFERS 

BRITISH BLUE: £1270 Hallbeck; £1140 Green Close; £1110 Wook Nook Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1200 Cragg Farm; £1090 Lathwaite Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1150 Manor House Farm; £1150 Manor House Farm; £1060 Brown Edge. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1140 Lathwaite Farm; £1090 Manor House Farm; £1090 Fairfield. MONTBELLIARDE: £1140 Foredales Farm. SALER: £1120 New House Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1120 New House Farm; £1090 Brown Edge; £1020 Sykes Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1070 Manor House Farm; £1070 Pasture House Farm; £1060 Brown Edge. HEREFORD: £990 Lathwaite Farm.

CAST COWS

BRITISH BLUE: 179.5 Boundary House. CHAROLAIS: 159.5 Braida Garth. HEREFORD: 159.5 Meadow View; 134.5 Dalton Old Hall. FRIESIAN: 159.5 Pilling Hall; 157.5 Sandvilla; 149.5 Stubb Place Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: 157.5 White Lund Farm; 139.5 Holme Head. CONTINENTAL: 149.5 Braida Garth; 134.5 Dalton Old Hall. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 139.5 Sunderland Brows Farm; 137.5 Dunkenshaw Farm; 131.5 Intack Farm. LIMOUSIN: 139.5 Intack Farm; 137.5 Braida Garth. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 137.5 Holme Head. HIGHLAND: 114.5 Southwoods Hill Farm. JERSEY: 104.5 Hallbeck.

CAST HEIFERS

FRIESIAN: 171.5 Richmond Hall;164.5 Hallbeck; 159.5 Heaves Farm. SHORTHORN: 169.5 Village Farm.

CAST BULL

FRIESIAN: 169.5 Tills Farm; 154.5 Allcocks Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 119.5 Tarnside Farm.

HEIFER CALF

BRITISH BLUE: £355 Tills Farm; £240 Forton Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £200 Tills Farm; £170 Rose Farm. LIMOUSIN: £185 Dunkenshaw Farm. HEREFORD: £90; £80; £80 Cleveley House Farm.

BULL CALF

BRITISH BLUE: £450 Derby Lodge Farm; £410 Catshaw Hall Farm; £365 Matshead Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £325 Norbreck Farm; £210 White Lund Farm. FRIESIAN: £270 Catshaw Hall Farm; £160 Tills Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: £192 White Lund Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £140 White Lund Farm. HEREFORD: £110 Cleveley House Farm.

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